Until recently, a patent could only be obtained in Hong Kong if it was based on the registration of a patent granted in any one of China, Europe and the United Kingdom. This re-registration process occurred in two stages: 1. A request to record an application...

After a long wait, the Intellectual Property Laws Amendments (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Bill 2019 received Royal Assent on 26 February 2020 and will now be known as Intellectual Property Laws Amendments (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Act 2020...

While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of sport, IP is an essential and ingrained part of the industry as a whole. Intellectual Property registration helps everyone involved in the sports (and fitness) industry, ranging from viewers to...

A big change is set to come into force for Australian trade mark owners, who, from 25 February 2019, will no longer be able to rely on the commencement of infringement proceedings as a defence to groundless threats. Currently, a trade mark owner who commenced...

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